José Luis Gomez, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
Conrad Jones, trumpet
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1
Mahler: Symphony No. 5
- Van Cliburn silver medalist Joyce Yang teams with former TSO principal trumpet Conrad Jones to perform Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
- The piece started as a trumpet concerto, then added piano made it a double concerto, and it finished as a piano concerto with solo trumpet.
- Giuseppe Martucci led a group of Italian composers determined to break away from the dominance of opera in Italy’s musical life.
- Mahler’s Symphony No. 5’s plaintive and engrossing Adagietto was popularized by Luchino Visconti’s award-winning 1971 film, Death in Venice.